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Mininah's family
Subsistence farming
Eastern Uganda
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
1449800 UGX ($404 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on repairing my house which was very old and harbouring pests that used to bite my family members. I also bought a cow for milk and paid fees for my children.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer in that my family sleeps comfortably and we can access basic needs with much more ease as compared to the situation before.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, what Give Directly does well is giving unconditional aid to households unlike others who pre determine the aid they give. GD's system is very transparent and gives us liberty to work on our own needs.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1519800 UGX ($423 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used my second transfer to stock some food(sacks of posho) for my family because we was starving from hunger . I also used some of the money to buy a cow for rearing.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Being able to live without worrying about having nothing to eat is the biggest in my life. This is because with the transfers, i was able to secure a source of income(small business) from which we can always get what to eat.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
405775 UGX ($112 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying clothes and food because we didn't have what to eat.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
With my upcoming transfer i am planning to spend it on buying a cow so that my kids can start taking milk.
access_time almost 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on building my house properly by putting new doors, buy mattresses and bedsheets.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is my house because before it i was living in a grass thatched and it used to link.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is when I used to live in the grass thatched which used to link.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I have some food to eat with my family.